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pump1 US English

A mechanical device using suction or pressure to raise or move liquids, compress gases, or force air into inflatable objects such as tires

pump2 US English

A light shoe, in particular

pump US Thesaurus

I pumped air out of the tube

air pump US English

A device for pumping air into or out of an enclosed space

fist pump US English

A gesture of triumph or affirmation in which the forearm is raised with fist clenched, then swung downward toward the body in a vigorous pumping motion

foot pump US English

A pump operated by using one’s foot

fuel pump US English

A pump in a motor vehicle that supplies liquid fuel from the fuel tank to the engine

gas pump US English

A petrol pump

heat pump US English

A device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy, as in a refrigerator

lift pump US English

A simple pump consisting of a piston moving in a cylinder, both parts incorporating a valve

pump iron US English

Exercise with weights

pump gun US English

A pump-action rifle with a tubular magazine

pump room US English

A room, building, or compartment in which pumps are housed or from which they are controlled

breast pump US English

A device for drawing milk from a woman’s breasts by suction

filter pump US English

A pump used to purify water in a pool, pond, or tank

force pump US English

A pump used to move water or other liquid under pressure

parish-pump US English

Of local importance or interest only; parochial

pump-action US English

Denoting a repeating firearm, typically a shotgun, in which a new round is brought from the magazine into the breech by a slide action in line with the barrel

pump jockey US English

A service station attendant

vacuum pump US English

A pump used for creating a vacuum

bicycle pump US English

A portable pump for inflating bicycle tires

pump-priming US English

The introduction of fluid into a pump to prepare it for working

stirrup pump US English

A portable hand-operated water pump with a footrest resembling a stirrup, used to extinguish small fires

stomach pump US English

A syringe attached to a long tube, used for extracting the contents of a person’s stomach (for example, if they have swallowed poison)

suction pump US English

A pump for drawing liquid through a pipe into a chamber emptied by a piston

diaphragm pump US English

A pump using a flexible diaphragm in place of a piston

centrifugal pump US English

A pump that uses an impeller to move water or other fluids

displacement pump US English

A pump in which liquid is moved out of the pump chamber by a moving surface or by the introduction of compressed air or gas

peristaltic pump US English

A mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis

prime the pump US English

Stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

pump-and-dump US English

Denoting the fraudulent practice of encouraging investors to buy shares in a company in order to inflate the price artificially, and then selling one’s own shares while the price is high

pump someone's hand US English

Shake a person’s hand vigorously

pump something out US English

Produce or emit (something) in large quantities or amounts

pump something in/into US English

Invest a large amount of money in (something)

pump iron in pump1 US English

Exercise with weights

pump something in/into in pump1 US English

Invest a large amount of money in (something)

pump something out in pump1 US English

Produce or emit (something) in large quantities or amounts

handpump US English

A pump operated by hand, especially for drawing well water or draught beer

prime the pump in prime2 US English

Stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

pump someone's hand in pump1 US English

Shake a person’s hand vigorously

ballet shoe US English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

ballet pump in ballet shoe US English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers


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